It has been a while since my last journal and since I'm done with my fourth semester and started holidays this week, I guess it's about time I update you on what happened lately.
First, my studies went quite successful according to my professors. I managed to progress a lot with my zoo watercolor sketches, got a good breakthrough with color painting, leaving me with the option to join the painting camp in August again and I even learned the basics of 3D modeling with cinema4D, even though I still got work to do on that project. Still I guess that the 3D stuff is going to be helpful in the future, especially when it comes to quick perspective plans for drawings. All in all I guess it was a good semester and I got my stuff done properly, even though I was pretty busy scanning all my stuff and finishing the portfolio for my exchange semester and had stressful commissions going on. Free time was rare.
Now for the things that didn't went that good, last week I got a no from the Iceland Academy of the Arts due to too many students applying for an exchange semester there, according to them, so my plans for the coming year are kinda fucked up, since our international office and pretty much every professor told me that it's very unlikely I'd get turned down for an exchange semester with a portfolio like that. So this was quite a shock but I'll try to stay in contact with the Academy in Iceland and see if there's a chance for the first semester in 2016 or another possible option. Things are still very sketchy at the moment about what I may do next. We're still checking if there's the possibility for a short-run apply somewhere else and how the chances are there but I really need to wait for results there first in order to check my options. Another possibility would be to do the internship I planned for the spring semester 2016 this autumn semester and try applying for the exchange semester again starting in 2016 in Iceland or somewhere else. Over the summer, I'll keep on working on the postal office in order to get some money for the exchange semester, so plans really are in a mess at the moment but I'll keep you updated in the coming weeks.
As for my personal life, that one's in quite a mess too.
I got kicked out of the flat by my roomies after living for more than five years with them as friends last week by surprise. It was pretty much out of the blue and it was just one of my roomies who had problems with me but him being in the flat for longer than me, he had priority. Not saying it was great living with me for the past months due to my chronic sickness but I considered it very unfair how he treated me in the end by using the good I did as accusations against me and get rid of me, even though I only did what he asked me to do but ultimately I'm glad I'm out of that place and even more glad I was right about my feelings that he wanted me gone, despite everyone calling me crazy for believing such. Those were good five years but people change, so it was time to move on. Now I'm back living the entire week at my parent's house and searching for a new flat and roomies in Zurich, so wish me luck!
My health issues seem to be more severe than thought too due to my metabolism and hormones still being in chaos and now chronic infections being added to the list. I don't want to go too much into detail but the doctors are working pretty hard on figuring out what's wrong and doing a lot of tests on me. On the mean time, I'm trying to be out in the sun and fresh mountain air a lot and doing long walks and hikes almost every day, so that'll hopefully improve my health and fitness. I'm also taking meds, checking my nutrition, and so on. I need to go on therapy every week too due to the resulting depression, since it's not clear if my depression is caused by my sickness, or if my sickness gets caused by my depression. The point is, it drains all my energy, even though I try to sleep.
That's why there's not been too much art in the last few weeks. As soon as my health issues get better, there'll hopefully be more art again. As for now, I can serve you with university works and a lot of sketches I did. So hang on and be patient, please!
Now what really made me happy was my last poll here asking about the comic title dragunalb.deviantart.com/journ…
The ones who voted, gave me a 100% yes on the title Halo: Salvation and it really makes me glad to see you all anticipating for it in such a positive way. I know I'm kinda blocked at the moment due to all the issues I got but I'm really looking forward to start it, as soon as I get out of some of it. I really want to do it and your support is what gives me the strength and motivation to try it, so thanks a lot for your support and I'm really glad to have you guys following me!